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: CBBC: The First Snow of Winter

Sparkling animation about an Irish duckling.

: The Life of Mammals

2/10. An insight into insect-eating animals.

: Wainwright Walks

2/4; series one. Julia Bradbury tackles her first mountain -


Unknown: Julia Bradbury

: Between the Lines - Railways in Fiction and Film

Novelist Andrew Martin traces how trains have been depicted in literature and film.
Repeated at midnight on BBC4 Beeching's Tracks with Adam Hart-Davis is at 8.30pm on BBC4


Unknown: Andrew Martin
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: Steam Days

Miles Kington travels along the railway line from Fort
William to Mallaig.

: The Story of an African Farm

Period drama starring Richard E Grant and Karin van der Laag. Review p65.
Director David Lister (2004)


Unknown: Richard E Grant
Unknown: Karin van Der Laag.
Director: David Lister

: Murder, She Wrote

Lines of Excellence. When Jessica enrols at a computer school, she uncovers blackmail and murder.

: Flog It!

Paul Martin and the team of experts visit the seaside town
Of Worthing.


Unknown: Paul Martin

: Escape to the Country

A couple hoping to find a dream home in Sussex.

: Ready Steady Cook

With Rani Price and Matt Skilton, presenters of Roar.


Unknown: Matt Skilton

: Seabiscuit

Poignant period drama based on a true story, starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper. In the early 1930s, the valiant exploits of an underdog racehorse captured the hearts of America and became a symbol of hope. Review p65. Director Gary Ross (2003, PG)


Unknown: Tobey Maguire
Unknown: Jeff Bridges
Unknown: Chris Cooper.
Director: Gary Ross

: Porridge

The Desperate Hours. Fletch gets a chance to be a hero when Reg tries to take Mr Barrowclough hostage, in the Christmas special from 1976.
Writers Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais
DVD offer: page 55


Unknown: Mr Barrowclough
Unknown: Dick Clement
Unknown: Ian Le Frenais

: TOTP2 Christmas Special

Yuletide hits by Slade, Wizzard, Jona Lewie, Paul McCartney, and The Pogues, plus a new song from Status Quo. Top of the Pops Christmas Special is on Christmas Day at 2pm on BBC1.


Unknown: Jona Lewie
Unknown: Paul McCartney

: Rab C Nesbitt

Almost ten years since his last appearance on our TV screens, Gregor Fisher returns as the string-vested, Scottish philosopher in a one-off special. A decade on, Rab has not only found religion and given up booze - he's had to learn to cook while his long-suffering wife Mary goes out to work.
Writer Ian Pattison ; Director/Producer Colin Gilbert
Repeated on Friday 2 January at 10.30pm


Writer: Ian Pattison
Rab C Nesbitt: Gregor Fisher
Mary Nesbitt: Elaine C Smith
Jamesie Cotter: Tony Roper
Ella Cotter: Barbara Rafferty
Gash: Andrew Fairlie
Andra: Brian Pettifer
Frank Owen: Gary Lewis
Loma Nesbitt: Kathleen McDermott

: Mock the Week

Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons and Russell Howard craft a cracker of a show, comprising unseen footage and outtakes. Director Geraldine Dowd ; Producer Mark Leveson


Unknown: Dara O'Briain
Unknown: Frankie Boyle
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Andy Parsons
Unknown: Russell Howard
Director: Geraldine Dowd
Producer: Mark Leveson

: Lead Balloon

7/7; series three. Nuts. In a seasonal special of the sitcom, Rick Spleen risks the ridicule of his friends and family by aqreeinq to appear in panto.
Writers Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair
Director/Producer Alex Hardcastle Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel
Any episode, after it has first been broadcast, is available for the duration of the entire series at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer


Unknown: Rick Spleen
Unknown: Jack Dee
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producer: Alex Hardcastle
Rick Spleen: Jack Dee
Mel: Raquel Cassidy
Marty: Sean Power
Michael: Tony Gardner
Magda: Anna Crilly
Sam: Antonia Campbell Hughes
Ben: Rasmus Hardiker
Clive: John Biggins

: The Peter Serafinowicz Christmas Show

The comic actor and voiceover specialist shows off his talent for mimicry in a festive blend of comic sketches. With David Armand, Paul Putner and Belinda Stewart Wilson.
Director Becky Martin ; Producer James Serafinowicz
Extended repeat tomorrow at 12 midnight www.radiotimes.com/one-man-sketch-show


Unknown: David Armand
Unknown: Paul Putner
Unknown: Belinda Stewart Wilson.
Director: Becky Martin
Producer: James Serafinowicz

: I'm Dreaming of a TV Christmas

The Two Ronnies, Noel Edmonds, Andre Previn, Morecambe & Wise and Tony Blackburn are among the famous faces on this nostalgic feast - from soap-opera cliffhangers to tension on Top of the Pops. Presented by Phill Jupitus. Producers Annabelle Waller and Martyn Smith
Executive producer Helen Bullough


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Tony Blackburn
Presented By: Phill Jupitus.
Producers: Annabelle Waller
Producers: Martyn Smith
Producer: Helen Bullough

: Charley Boorman: Ireland to Sydney by Any Means

2/6. The adventure takes Charlie across the English Channel - in a dinghy - after which he begins to negotiate mainland Europe.

: The Christmas Tale

Unnerving horror thriller starring Ivana Baguero. Youngsters prowling the woods find a wounded woman in a Santa suit. In Spanish with subtitles. Review p65. Director Paco Plaza (2005)


Unknown: Ivana Baguero.

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